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Egypt speaks

Issue No. 2239

‘I trust people to stand up for themselves. People stood up

to the police, to the state propaganda.

They were not pushed back. In fact they held on and laughed.

There has been a lot of humour in this revolution. Making history but not making a fuss about it’

Wael, activist

‘He was a rock in our hearts, now we are free as birds’

Mostafa, unemployed

‘Attitudes have changed during even this short time.

All women whatever their age complain about the high level of harassment they suffer.

This has been massively reduced during the revolution’

Manar, doctor

‘When they shot at us we couldn’t run. There is no difference between us and the boys in this situation.

My mother and father are proud of me. We have done what they couldn’t’

Safy, 18, student

‘America helps Israel. Now Egypt must help the Palestinians, they are our brothers’

Shehab, engineer

‘Israel is afraid of us. The Palestinians are weak if left on their own. They need us and we can’t forget them.

Israel has America. The Palestinians should now have Egypt’

Ahmed, student

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Who Says?
Tue 15 Feb 2011, 18:48 GMT
Issue No. 2239
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